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True crime podcasts worth binging


Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 21, 2020

True crime is fascinating. Whether it’s through news, movies, books, documentaries or podcasts, true crime sells. There are even conventions that guests can attend and talk to detectives and reporters who have worked on cases. The genre gives people a chance to dive into the minds of criminals who...

Straight from the heart: Delicious Bakery shares their history with love

A lady and a cake

Natalie Miranda, Features Editor

March 16, 2020

As a little girl, Jan Campos used to break a black and white cookie in half, eat the vanilla side herself, and share the chocolate side with her father. This memorable and long-lasting tradition between a father and daughter was an act of love. Campos, a third generation baker, said her family has...

Watching your diet through documentaries

A cow

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 12, 2020

Food documentaries have the power to educate viewers on what it is that they’re putting inside their bodies. It can be a little scary to realize all the processes most foods have to go through before it is served on your kitchen dishes. It’s even scarier when you notice the negative health effects...

“Say it Loud: We Are Black, Latinx and Proud”

A cultural music festival

Michaella Huck and Kimberly Silverio-Bautista

March 2, 2020

Afro-Latinx creatives gathered on Feb. 23 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, to display culture and pride of the African influences in Latin America. More than a thousand attendees ate, shopped and watched live performances all centered around the African diaspora. Throughout early...

Black Creatives in Los Angeles

A girl with a poster (My Hero Academia)

Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2020

Being Black in the creative space can be both a liberating and an isolating feeling. Wanting to be your truest self while, at times, being the only one in the room that looks like you. In LA, this specific type of atmosphere is even more defined in a town based on wild dreams, bright-eyed aspirations...

Military culture in the Trump era

A Student

Ivan Salinas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

When a high school student decides to enlist in the Army, they may think of the stigmas attached to participating in the armed forces, but it probably won’t deter their decision. From a liberal political perspective, military personnel have the reputation of supporting a system of imperialism that...

6 Blockbusters Exploring Outbreaks


Deja Magee, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

With illnesses like coronavirus, Ebola and the swine flu making headlines in recent years, Hollywood has played on people’s fear of an outbreak eradicating the human race. These six movies explore how one disease could be the end of life on earth as we know it. “World War Z” In this 20...

Home remedies for the flu

A bunch of food material

Ivan Salinas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

It’s that time of year when you or your classmates have to miss a day of class thanks to the flu. It’s a virus that will go away on its own for the most part, but it’s worth buying a few over-the-counter medications to treat annoying symptoms. Apart from pharmaceuticals, there are alternate remedies...

CSUN students predict 2020 Academy Awards

Oscar symbol

Alex Behunin, Reporter

February 7, 2020

In 2019, the nominated films for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony ranged from a WWII satire with Hitler as a main character to a 1960’s Hollywood fantasy to a comic book villain’s origin story set in the real world. There was also a WWI epic, shot to make it look like it was one long take, similar...

A new generation of poets on social media

Phone, Notebook, and Pen

Ivan Salinas

January 31, 2020

If you've been on social media long enough, it's likely you've encountered a few lines of poetry. It may have popped up on your feed or a close friend shared it on their story. Millennials paved the way for digital literature as early as blog posts and fan-fiction to now posting poems and short fiction on...

Gen Z and Astrology

Deja Magee

January 31, 2020

Astrology — the ever-elusive pseudoscience of the stars, and the enigmatic personality test that each of us pass on the day we're born. The art of astrology has had a sudden resurgence in the last decade, with social media being a large part of the reason why the information is being exposed to...

“Easy Rider” in 2020: Born to be dead

CSUN Reviews

Ivan Salinas

January 25, 2020

If there is a scene that could sum up the theme behind "Easy Rider," the unforeseen Hollywood 1969 hippy counterculture classic, it is when George Hanson, played by Jack Nicholson, tells Billy: “What you represent to them is Freedom.”Billy, played by director Dennis Hopper, is confused by this, ...

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